You already know that a dedicated server has many benefits. Does that make it extremely essential for you? Do you have to go for it just because others are? Being dedicated to dedicated servers, we believe that an organization should go for a dedicated server only when reason dictates the requirement.
It is important that you find out if you need a server dedicated to you. How? Here are some pointers.
- If you want to ensure that your website(s) and applications are always available and the downtimes are reduced to the minimum, you need a dedicated server.
- If you think that shared hosting is not able to handle the website’s traffic, you need something more effective.
- If your bandwidth and disk space needs are outgrowing what the shared server can offer, you need to go for a dedicated server.
- If you want to be in control of your server, you cannot live with the shared server. You get to configure your dedicated server the way you like.
- If you need to install certain applications for your website, the shared server may not be able to allow you applications not used by others sharing the server with you. A dedicated server puts you in charge.
- If you want to make your websites more secure, you need a bigger and better server.
- If you are looking at hosting several websites, you need a bigger server.
If the cost is what stops you from buying a dedicated server, I suggest you go for a Virtual Private Server (VPS). A VPS offers benefits similar to the dedicated server at a reasonable cost. You can later switch to a dedicated server.